Long Before Virtuality, Another Star Trek Alum Tried To Get Edgy With The HolodeckCharlie Jane Anders7/01/09 1:16amFiled to: found footageStar CommandMelinda SnodgrassStar TrekHolodecksHolodeck episodesCheeseCampVirtual WorldsVirtual realityVr17EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkMelinda Snodgrass is best known for writing the Star Trek episode where Data's personhood gets put on trial. But in the mid-1990s, she created Star Command, which took Trek's holodeck much, much further. Just check out this holo-torture sequence. Edgy!AdvertisementStar Command is a totally ludicrous attempt to do a Trek-esque space opera on a shoestring budget. During the first hour or so, all of the female cremwmebers wear a white formal uniform that makes them look like strippers during Fleet Week, complete with white dress jackets, white caps and teeny white miniskirts. Later, there's a drill when everybody's asleep, and all the young cadets run onto the bridge of their ship wearing their pajamas... or in some cases, nothing but a T-shirt. Star Trek never did that! And no, I really don't know why my copy of Star Command is only playing in Hungarian. I think it's because the scene isn't dramatic enough in English.But back to the weird virtual reality world. It's not just crazy torture sequences. There's also a scene where another one of our heroes has a pleasurable V.R. simulation... in which, for some unaccountable reason, he's wearing the puffiest sleeves outside of a Fabio cover. Later on, the ship's captain catches him doing this V.R. simulation, and the hot chick in the bathtub morphs, without any warning, into the captain's scowling head.